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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Imperial Stout
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in clear glass bottles.
Rich, flavorful, deep chocolate color, scented and roasted barley nose. Complexity of malt, hops, alcohol and yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12115) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2002
Beautiful body, but I expected quite a bit more flavorwise. Roastiness, some bitterness, and a hint of alcohol -- somehow, though, it just doesn’t come together.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2005
BOTTLE. DEEP BLACK COLOR WITH MEDIUM HEAD. COMPLEX AROMA WITH COFFEE AND GRAIN. GREAT BALANCE OF SWEET AND SOUR AND A COMPLEX LASTING FINISH. VERY DRINKABLE AND EXCELLANT COMBO WITH GREAT CIGAR.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2004
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 A beautiful black stout with a rich malty aroma filled with licorice. A pleasant warm flavour without being too sweet. One of the Kolding Beer Fest beers I must find and give a closer inspection. Re-rate: Holds up on closer inspection.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a cascading rich brown head and black color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, some fruit notes. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, licorice/busty/powdery mouth feel, some fruit notes, some earthy hops bite. Not my taste but nice. Thanks jwc215 for picking this out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11492) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Pours completely black with coffee-brown head that stays and sticks to the glass. Aroma is toffee-like with some smoky tones. Taste is initially bitter, then the chocolate takes over. Quite dry mouthfeel. Long aftertaste with some sourness to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11477) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2005
This is a good imperial, a typival 4 allrlound. Nice head and colour, wonderfull aroma and taste, more bitter than cold coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11407) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2009
pitch black, large smooth light brown head. aroma of brown sugar, toffee, roasted malts, salty licorice, english licorice. flavor is brown sugar, toffee, burnt caramel, roasted malts, licorice, ends hard roasted and the roasetd flavor lasts for long. the flavor is a parade of flavors, each one topping at a different time, yielding a very intersting experience. time spent drinking this slowly is time well spent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11386) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2009
Bottled, 330 ml, pasteurised. Black as yer ’at with cream collar. Tongue coating sweetness interlaced with a burnt, roasted malt and fruit and then a sweet yeasty alcohol. rich and smooth, some caramel notes giving extra depth, port like sherry notes too. Not perhaps as complex as I am making out here, but certainly a fine beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11240) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2006
550 ml bottle poured a nearly opaque reddish black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of plum, licorice, cocoa, raisins and a bit of coffee. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of dark fruits, licorice, bitter chocolate, some coffee notes and a hint of smoke with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Dark brown with reddish hues. Thin moka head. Nice chocolate aroma with doughy malt and light alcohol notes. Rich bitter chocolate with licorice notes, a bit short in mouth, but effective. Very nice IS. Nov. 2005, Mike’s place.


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